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Director's Message

June 17, 2021
Dear CRSS Families,
I hope your summer is off to a wonderful start! Today concludes the first week of summer school at CRSS. Students are here from 9-noon improving their reading and math skills combined with project based learning in the outdoors. Fortunately we have had nice weather all week, although we could use some rain. 
Track and Field Day
The last week of school all students participated in Track and Field Day! Heather Teigen, our physical education teacher planned exciting track and field events and fun was had by all! Once again, the weather was on our side! 
8th Grade Commencement
8th graders graduated on June 3 and it was bittersweet to see them go. They will be very missed at Cannon River STEM School, but we know it is time for them to spread their wings and begin the next chapter of their lives in high school. Many of the students gave a speech which was the highlight of the evening. They shared their favorite memories at CRSS, who has been their mentor both at home and at school and what they are most looking forward to in high school. 
Composting Occurs Everyday!
Thanks to our school Naturalist, Stephanie Rathsack,  students in all grades composted on a daily basis. Here's a picture of Miss Stephanie and two students transferring compost from the classroom to the composite site behind Old Main. Ask your children to teach your family how to compost at home this summer! 
Very Kind Regards,
Theresa Gunderson
Interim Executive Director

Recent News

Wendy Reinsch Fisher

New Executive Director

Cannon River Stem School Board of Directors has chosen Wendy Reinsch Fisher as our new Executive Director

CRSS Student City of Faribault 2020 Stormwater Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Cannon River STEM School Students who were selected as winners of the City of Faribault 2020 Stormwater Poster Contest. This contest was held in collaboration with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. All of these students received an award of various types, which could have included Faribault Aquatic Center Tickets, Open Gym Punch Cards, Park & Rec Bags and T-Shirts, etc. Name listed below poster is the artist and winner. (Please click on the article title to view the whole article, including winning posters with names.)
Frontline Absence Management, Formerly Aesop, Logo

Cannon River STEM School New Substitute System

Coming Soon! Cannon River STEM School will be partnering with Frontline Absence Management, formerly Aesop, for our Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals. Please watch for more details. If you are interested in being a substitute please contact Jennifer Clark at

About Us

  • 500 Student Service Hours per Month
  • 300+ Outdoor Hours per School Year
  • 50 Pounds Composted per Day
  • 1+ Miles of Outdoor Trails